You know what they say: When it rains, it pours! Unfortunately for Susan Allan and her son Travis Sweet, when it rained, it poured human excrement. The British Columbia family were sitting in their car at a stoplight when feces showered down on them.
Sharing the gut microbiome can help numerous health issues but raining feces is an excessive approach – Canada: anguished drivers say plane to blame for poo that fell from sky https://t.co/roUGodFTW8
— Dr. Mark JS Miller (@docmmiller) June 4, 2018
We’ve all heard of fish and “star jelly” raining down, but liquid feces may be a new one to add to the list of oddities. While Susan and Travis may be scarred by the incident, there is a plausible explanation to account for their brown encounter.
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It's raining…#poo? #Canadian town #Kelowna
complains of #mysterious dump of #feces #falling from the #sky splattering #cars & people
—probably from an airplane toilet passing above✈️#TransportCanada is investigating…#LOLhttps://t.co/BhiLIOIkWc
— Charles Fisch (@artmetaphor_ca) June 6, 2018
According to Allan, the pair watched as the excrement fell from the sky just as a large passenger plane flew overhead. Travis vividly recalls the incident, saying that he felt the cold liquid on his face and shoulder and, “Then the smell hit my nose.” He followed up by admitting “I almost vomited instantly. It was terrible.”
— Michigan's Hip Hop (@MichigansHipHop) June 5, 2018
As if having feces rain down on you isn’t bad enough, the Canadian woman suffered from conjunctivitis in both of her eyes. Allan reported the incident to Kelowna Airport in hopes of getting some answers, but an administrator for Transport Canada said that an investigation would be opened to determine the possibility of frozen lavatory waste falling from an aircraft.
Susan Allan said she has conjunctivitis in both eyes and provided a doctor’s note saying it was due to being “inundated with sewage from an overhead plane while driving her car.” https://t.co/suiJtBGfno
— The Star Calgary (@thestarcalgary) June 5, 2018
Transport Canada confirmed that aircraft are equipped with an enclosed sewage tank that is only emptied at designated facilities, but there are few causes for human feces falling from the sky beyond an airplane. Kelowna International Airport spoke to CTV News and said it believes the liquid fell from one of three planes flying over the area at the time.
— Female Abroad (@female_abroad) June 5, 2018
In an interview with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Allan stated, “I feel they should compensate me for the injuries. What if it had let go in a big chunk? What if it went through my son’s head and killed him? What if it came through my head and killed me?”
While Allan waits for some form of compensation, the family worked to try and clean the car, eventually using bleach, peroxide, and Calvin Klein One to get rid of that sewage smell.
The pair weren’t the only receptors of human excrement, either. In 2015, a family reported a birthday party was interrupted by raining feces.
— David Nelson (@DavidNelsonNews) May 22, 2015
H/T: Huffington Post, Twitter